Monday, March 28, 2016



UPDATE: I am up 2 pounds from last week and 3 from 3 days ago! Seriously?

I'm writing this on Sunday night in an attempt to get my blogs up and running on time this week. Bob comes home Wednesday and life gets crazy. I will come back in tomorrow morning and update my totals.  I'm hoping I've lost enough to secure another $100 from Bob and I's challenge.  I have been eating more vegetables, more salads. Trying to up the fruit. I bought a cantaloupe yesterday. Just have to get it peeled and ate. Some days the simplest tasks are the greatest challenge.

I meant to get back to routine last week. the puppy has been keeping me busy.  All attempts to find him a home are failing. I have him posted on Missouri Paws Lost & Found as well as our nearest no-kill shelter. For now, he is happy being here. Go figure!

Meet 'Honey'. Well kind of. I was sure he was a HE. But then he got in the pen with my male Great Pyrenees and Bear was all over him. So I thought, okay, I missed something and he is a SHE.. nope. Honey is definitely a HE. What that says about my Great Pyrenees makes me laugh.

So instead of all the things I wanted to do last week, I was spending more time on FB than I've been in the whole past 12 months!  I'm still convinced he needs to go. I do not want chained to the house by another inside dog. Honey is definitely an inside dog. Loves the recliner, is house trained/ leash trained/ kennel trained and is good with cats. He even uses the litter box if he can not get outside.  I think the deciding factor is going to be when Bob comes home on Wed. night. Bob is a softie LOL. 

So my week ahead is to keep up with the vegies, add more fruits and hopefully get some garden time. If the weather would just warm up!

Whatever your week ahead...
Enjoy the Journey!

Monday, March 21, 2016



Sorry I'm slow in getting here today. I'm a bit distracted by this little girl:

She showed up in my yard yesterday. Does not appear to be a dump but more a little girl who's lost her way. She is about a year old and I believe coming into heat for the first time. This is a cropped picture of her saying hello to my Great Pyrenees in the kennel. Bear thinks she's something special. So I've had to find a creative way to keep her contained outside while I hope someone will see her on my husband's FB page. 

I think she is a beagle/ spaniel mix. Well trained and clean. she sits on command, broke to a leash and loves to play fetch. Someone is missing this little girl. 


So, Bob has been gone a week and I'm eating things I like and my way. lots of vegies. Need to work on the fruits this week. 

I also got my video for the rebounder. Was suppose to check it out today but with the distraction, I'm lucky to be getting work done. Puppies are just too much fun. LOL. 

I did get on the scales this morning at 182.. up a pound from 2 days ago so not sure what happened. Probably not drinking enough. Will work on that for this week, as well

I have proteins, vegies, fruits. I would really like to drop 3 pounds by the time Bob comes home on the 30th. That would put me at 179. I think from there, with my new motivation, the yoyo might actually stop.

I do have some recipes I've been trying. Even have pictures. Just haven't been getting them posted. That is my goal for tomorrow.

What are you plans for this week?  Whatever they may be....

Enjoy the Journey!

Monday, March 14, 2016

THE WEEK AHEAD - Picking Up Where I Left Off


Sorry I missed the past couple of weeks. I just do not spend much time on here when Bob is home. Then the final weekend he was home, I caught his headcold. So when I would have been back in here catching up, I was stuffed under the covers with cold meds trying to shake the stuff before a big travel weekend and concert that had been planned since November!  All came out good and I'm back to work.

My sister and I try to do a 'sister weekend' at least once a year. Sometimes we get in 2. And we always eat at Red Lobster. It's just a given.

Last weekend we spent a couple of days in Paducah KY. I took her to see the Celtic Woman performance. Red Lobster before the performance, iHop (which I rarely eat) Saturday for breakfast. I ate part of a short stack plus sausage patties and smoked sausage links. Then Chinese on the home. Sikeston China Buffet is the only place around here I can get Peanut Butter Chicken.

All in all - I only gained a pound. I'm not thrilled I went up a pound, but I am not disappointed either. I could have gained a lot more.

In January I bought a Rebounder /w bar at Play It Again Sports. I have yet to really try it out. I ordered a work out video today. The reviews were from older people - my age and up and most of those having had recent knee surgery or have bad knees. I'm looking forward to trying the Rebounder program out.

I also broke down and bought an arm band for my cell phone. I have to keep my cell phone within range of my Traxx step tracker. So we shall see if this thing will work for me. I've had the arm band on and the feeling of having it on my upper arm is going to take some getting used to.

Bob is gone for another 1.5 weeks. I'm in protein/ vegi mode and trying to get back into the Metabolism Phase again.

Enjoy the Journey!